Giant bladder (10,500 mL in volume) in the ED


Yucel M., Sadioglu O. D. , Cikriklar H. İ. , Halis F., Yurumez Y.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.34, no.7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.12.039
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Abstract

A 66-year-old diabetic man presented to the emergency department with 3 days of abdominal distension and constipation. There was no history of neurologic and urologic disorders. A giant bladder was detected with abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography (CT). A total of 10,500 mL of urine was drained with urinary catheter. The diagnosis was neurogenic bladder due to diabetes mellitus with autonomic neuropathy. This is the largest volume of bladder in the literature.